InkTober 2014 Day 2: “YAAAARRRRN”

InkTober 2014 is in full swing, you can see it by checking the hashtag #inktober on Instagram, Twitter, Tumbler, etc.

My Day 2 submission is not my original concept, even if the art is my own. I wish I knew who originated it so I give him or her the credit. However, all of the ones I have seen were all with knitting needles. While I know the basics of knitting, I prefer to crochet. And I love pirates!

That, and anyone who knows me knows a skull will show up eventually. This won’t be the last during this year’s InkTober, either… I have more ideas rattling around in the back of my head.

InkTober 2014 Day 2: "YAARRRRN!!" a tribute to my love for skulls, pirates, and crochet.

InkTober 2014 Day 2: “YAARRRRN!!” a tribute to my love for skulls, pirates, and crochet.

I wanted to play a bit with watercolor washes too, and got a little carried away. However, it looks a lot better than it did in just black & white… I’ll probably do more like this.

The Phoenyx has landed!

But it’s going to be a ‘work in progress’ for a while.

I’ve done it! I finally decided to install WordPress on my phoenyxarts.com domain/site. I’ve decided to phase out my blog and go with something a little more robust.

If art galleries can have ‘soft openings’ while they are still putting the gallery together, why not?

Speaking of ‘work in progress,’ this is something I’ve been playing with to break in some new paintbrushes I bought from Jeral Tidwell, called the ‘Broken Pinkies.’ I had the custom brushes already (and I LOVE them!) but these are a most welcome addition to my brush box. Continue reading